David Luder

David Luder

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

Recognized since 2022

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

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David N. Luder is the firm's managing partner. He maintains a varied arbitration and litigation practice covering a broad spectrum of industries and disputes. A key focus of David’s practice is financial services arbitration and litigation. He regularly represents domestic and international broker-dealers, banks, hedge funds and registered investment advisors in FINRA and AAA arbitrations across the country and institutional clients and individuals before regulatory bodies at all stages. David also represents European clients in commercial and regulatory matters in connection with their U.S. business interests as well as their international matters. He also has been engaged as a Swiss law expert in litigations pending in the United States and he serves on the AAA Roster of Commercial Arbitrators.

David holds full law degrees from Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, and the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He began his career with one of the top firms in Zurich, Switzerland, where he maintained a broad cross-border arbitration and litigation practice with a heavy focus on the financial services industry (in German and English, as well as some French). Prior to joining the firm, he practiced as an associate in the international arbitration and securities litigation groups of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, in New York. David clerked at both the trial and appellate level, with clerkships at the District Court of Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland (in German) and at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans. David repeatedly has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation. He was also selected for Benchmark Litigation's Under 40 Hot List and was listed as a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine.

David is a dual citizen of both the United States and Switzerland. Born and (mostly) raised in Zurich, Switzerland, David retains a keen interest in European business and political affairs. David is fluent in English, German, and French.

Contact & Links
  • 909 Poydras Street, Suite 2350
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Northwestern University, J.D., graduated 2007
  • University of Zurich, J.D., lic. iur., Magna Cum Laude, graduated 2002
  • University of Zurich, B.A., cand. iur., graduated 1999
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2011
  • New York, 2008
Federal Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Litigation - Securities


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